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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
126. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 02:59 jdreyer
 
I see that everyone has been having fun while I was away for a day.

Derek, I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not sure this is helping. I'd rather have the money go toward the game, not litigation. If CR had come out and said they were shutting down, I could see this action, but they're not.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Aug 25, 2015, 02:45 jdreyer
 
Tulwinn wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 18:25:
Nooooooooooo, Thats not true..thats...extremly probable...

Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

Alien
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Aug 24, 2015, 03:39 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 13:25:
Kajetan wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 11:22:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 10:46:
Steam likes being the biggest kid on the block by a large margin.
Which it is. Regarding those Steam numbers ... can you imagine how small the customer base of Origin or Uplay really is? I wonder if Origin and Uplay are kept alive because the board simply wants to be present on the online distribution market. And not because they make a decent profit.

I have no doubt Uplay and Origin are both smaller... now. Still, both services have some AAA titles that have sold and will sell in the future. How many millions of copies of Star Wars Battlefront are going to get activated on Origin this year, 2 million? 10 million? I don't think Origin is that much smaller than Steam. I'd really like to see some in depth information on all the online services. I'm tempted to write Uplay off as just annoying DRM but Ubisoft has a couple high selling franchises that force Uplay on their customers, so their numbers might be fairly high also.
I don't think that EA would be giving older games away for free if they weren't an order of magnitude behind Steam. They'd sooner pull their own fingernails out with pliers first.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Aug 24, 2015, 03:27 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 22:18:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 06:46:
I think it was "Save 25% on the RSI Hornet, all models. Hurry, limited quantities!"

KXMode, you in?

http://i.imgur.com/L3hHdXU.gif

Hahahahaha! Well played.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Steam Aug 24, 2015, 03:15 jdreyer
 
@Kxmode. Did I miss something? I thought the refund was 2 weeks not 6 months?  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 24, 2015, 03:10 jdreyer
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 19:17:
I think I have run into the same problem on Playstation that I have on PC...

It isn't so much that the sales suck as it is that I simply have everything I really want to own and I am really backlogged so buying other games dirt cheap out of curiosity doesn't make any sense. I won't ever get around to playing them.
Just wait until you get a bit older. You'll start to get nostalgia for the stuff you played in n your youth and buying all of that shit. And all the stuff you missed when you were young. All the while having less and less time because RL intrudes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 21:32 jdreyer
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:01:
That GTA image (it's a gif/video really) is super funny but also show how good the game is in that each of the flashlights are then a object with mass and physics.

Christian Slater is great in True Romance (very good film) and also in the best Tom Cruse movie - Interview with A Vampire (I have not seen some other Tom Cruse movies that other rate highly - Mangnola, vinila sky's ect.)

My problem with Tom Cruse in movies is when I see him I think Tom Cruse not whatever character he is playing (some exception like above and Tropical Thunder)

About to watch that Tanker video.

While I agree Cruise always plays variations on the same character (basically himself), I think it generally works out well. Edge of Tomorrow was great, and I've always enjoyed the MI series.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 23, 2015, 21:13 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 16:05:
These campaigns for cell phone games...and PC, always make me laugh. 'Well we want to make a cell phone game but no one will give us dime one so maybe PC player will if we port it to PC.'

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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Aug 23, 2015, 06:46 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 09:32:
Save 25% on __yo_momma___.

Ooooohhhh snap

I think it was "Save 25% on the RSI Hornet, all models. Hurry, limited quantities!"

KXMode, you in?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 06:36 jdreyer
 
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shihonage wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:23:
It is nothing short of remarkable how dutifully Obama supporters avoid doing research on his administration and how closely they follow the narratives of government-controlled "news media".

Dismantling their delusions and ignorance is truly a monumental affair. It always wastes too much energy and time, and leads to absolutely nothing.

Real change comes from within. This country has to truly feel the impact of Obama's multiple failures on economy and foreign relations and his seething hatred for the middle class. You have to get hit over the head with it.

Again and again and again, until you are thrown jarringly from your complacent everyday life of just "having things", and are shocked into having to "find things", into experiencing deficits and hardships every day, like we did in Soviet Union, and then you'll be forced to smarten up and see what really goes on - behind the canned press releases and statistically researched teleprompter speeches.

Obama's administration is currently refusing to release documents regarding the extremely suspicious death of team members from Seal Team 6 (the alleged Bin Laden kill team). Will you see that on front page of CNN? I think not.

Will you ever see the enormous scandals where IRS was wielded to skew the elections, where DOJ killed our own border agents, where Obama+Hillary were willing to sacrifice 40 Americans to support narrative for upcoming re-election? What about DOJ spying on the press? They just come, like a flash in the pan, and go.

Meanwhile, data is erased, the oligarchs laugh in our faces, and Jon Stewarts and Bill Mahers of this world dance on the stage making their daily "2 minutes of hate" toward those who raise doubt on the status quo.

Beyond pathetic. Beyond sad.

I have my issues with Obama, especially civil liberties issues, but others as well. I do with every president. That being said, whatever Obama has done pales in comparison to the 4,493 American lives lost, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives lost, and $1.5 TRILLION American dollars spent on the entirely unnecessary Iraq war started by G.W. Bush and the Repubs. Not to mention running the economy into the dirt in 2007. The Dems are not perfect, but at least they're interested in governing, unlike Repubs who want to "shrink government down and drown it in the bathtub." Seriously, if you hate Obama so much, go back to mother Russia. I hear Putin gives all the lads wood with his blustery illegal war to annex Crimea.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 23, 2015, 06:24 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:38:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:24:
All police interactions should be instantly uploaded to the web.

I don't know about that. It should all be recorded and made available to all parties with a legitimate interest in a very timely fashion. But instantly uploaded to the web?

Okay, it's Saturday night, and I've been to the well a bit, and may have been a bit hasty in my posting. On the other hand, shit like police officers turning off their body cams right before shooting someone in the head makes me think the risk might be worth it. At the very least they should upload to an independent third party (i.e. NOT the police) who can then review the footage and release it periodically.

When the police mistakenly enter your home while you're plowing your wife's sister do you really want that uploaded to the web?
Why are you assuming I'm NOT live streaming that on youporn?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Aug 23, 2015, 06:11 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 18:35:
panbient wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 12:29:
Awww man... you need 107 games in your Steam library to be part of the One Percent?

I only have 102. I feel like such a loser now hahaha

Only 107?! Pfft. Try getting three times that number and then we'll talk!

.33%ers unite!

Yeah, I have, uh, 363 Embarassed
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 23, 2015, 05:24 jdreyer
 
All police interactions should be instantly uploaded to the web.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 23, 2015, 05:23 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 16:52:
Time to send those freedom hating Conservatives packing...yet again. And their freedom hating base with them. Let's rename Antarctica Jesusland and then all the idiot cons will flock to it and we can finally have nice things in North America.

It's interesting, recent studies show that Americans vote against their self interest in order to deny "teh Blahs" any sort of social services. If this wasn't a factor, recent research shows that the USA would be a Swedish-style social democracy. Coincidentally, the vast majority of these people live in the bible belt. How very Christian of them. Because Jesus was all about shunning the other and denying them charity.

Also, what would Jesus' fav gun be? (Actual question by real GOP Teens Twitter feed).

Best Answer: a nail gun (Yes, GOP Teens actually banned this guy for this answer)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 23, 2015, 05:15 jdreyer
 
Your Toner Is No Good Here- Region-Coding Ink Cartridges... For The Customers.

For your protection.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 23, 2015, 05:11 jdreyer
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 22:52:
Perhaps we can take a picture of our shit after we eat and share that instead...

Delicious Filet Minion with baked potates, 5 stars! Feels great coming out too!

I admit, that cracked me.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 23, 2015, 05:10 jdreyer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 19:57:
Game of War is so pay-to-win that it makes all the competitors look like misers. It is really not a game, but a gambling casino so reading this article just displays what a bunch of nutcases they are.

It has to be one of the worst games ever written, by a large margin.


And yet, they're making hundreds of millions of dollars. They wipe their asses with Bennies, and break fast on coke and hookers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 05:08 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 21:36:
It's really remarkable what cowards the Obama administration officials have turned out to be...here we have the usually cautious & taciturn French falling all over themselves to properly label heroes as heroes (American heroes no less!), parading them through France for a job well done and calling "Islamic religious extremists" the terrorists that they are--when the Obama administration is so frightened about "offending" them with speech that most of the time it's simply speechless in the face of atrocity after atrocity.

What an awful mess this administration has made of the middle east & foreign policy in general--we've had to suffer through the worst Secretaries of State I've ever seen: the greedy, seemingly dishonest Hillary Clinton, and the buffoon John Kerry..! America's foes could not have chosen worse people for that position. This politically liberal stupidity has to end with this lame-duck administration or there won't be much freedom left to worry about in the years ahead.

Yes, because Obama invaded Iraq for no reason, got rid of Saddam (a bulwark against Islamic extremism), and then signed the agreement to pull all the troops out before Iraq was ready. Oh wait, that wasn't Obama at all, it was G.W. Bush, I mean Darth Cheney.

Asshat.

Bush on OBL: "I Really Just Don't Spend That Much Time On Him. We've marginalized him."

Obama on OBL: "Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children."

Whatever you're smoking, can I have some? That's some real good hallucinogenic shit you've got there.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 22, 2015, 14:19 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 10:13:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 02:22:
Cutter wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 01:20:

Actually it's not what you think it means. Where do you think the electricity from solar panels and wind turbines are stored for use? Derp.

For long term storage of solar and wind, this might be a game changer, if the batteries are safe and last 100,000 cycles. Current LiON batteries last a 1000 cycles or so, and can't be made large due to the safety concerns. If battery storage banks last 60 years instead of 3 and can be made industrial-sized, then there are obvious ramifications for price over the long term. Again, it will come down to how expensive these are to make. Guess we'll find out in 5 years or so.

Well I can't imagine they'd be announcing this without it being affordable - in the long run at any rate - otherwise it's just a neato science experiment. Trust in the Musk, he will make it happen. All praise the Musk! \o/



Elon Musk is one of our Great Engineers (Civ 5 reference!) for sure. Man is a genius.

I'd argue against scientific breakthroughs only being announced based on practicality or affordability. The hope is always that the research will improve incrementally to become something practical, but none of the research breakthroughs announced for superconductors, fusion, etc. is anywhere near commercial yet, but they announced them anyway. Apparently creating the solid electrolyte uses some germanium, a rare, hard to produce metal that costs $1000 per kg (along with more common elements sulfur and phosphorus). It doesn't have many uses, but it's mainly used in fiber optic cables, production of which are booming right now.

That being said, I did some further reading, and not only are the batteries safer and much longer lasting, but they also store more energy in the same space than current Lion batteries, up to 30%. Tesla M range is about 220 miles, so if you start building them with these batteries, you're up to 300 miles, all other things equal.

I remember watching the movie Book of Eli, and the main character had a 30 year old MP3 player. At the time I thought it was stupid, that the battery would be dead by then. This tech could make that science fiction a reality.
 
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News Comments > On Trine 3's Length and Future
4. Re: On Trine 3's Length and Future Aug 22, 2015, 13:59 jdreyer
 
I feel bad for these guys, they're one of the good guys. They've always offered great games at a great price, and supported their customers. They rebuilt the first game on the new engine, and offered it to owners of the first game for free. Single player, multiplayer, local multiplayer, the first two games had a lot of options for playing. And it's a game for the whole family, I had so much fun playing with the kids. Regardless of poor reviews, I'm going to buy this anyway. I know we'll have fun with it, even if it's shorter. Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons was also a short game, but brilliant. Just because a game is short doesn't automatically make it bad.  
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